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Egypt

Egypt ranked No. 46 in total trade value through June with a total of $4.54 billion. Exports totaled $3 billion and Imports totaled $1.53 billion, a surplus of $1.47 billion.

January – June 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $4.54 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $483,411,795
2Port of New Orleans $458,227,326
3Port of Everett, Wash. $436,493,581
4Port of Houston $401,076,877
5Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $296,112,433
6Port of Savannah, Ga. $295,130,624
7Port of Virginia $278,462,542
8Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $247,659,453
9Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $153,425,402
10Port of Beaumont, Texas $121,583,092

U.S. trade with Egypt rose to $4.54 billion through June

Egypt’s trade with the United States rose to $4.54 billion through the first six months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 19.95 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Egypt’s exports increased 12.01 percent while imports rose 39.29 percent. The U.S. surplus with Egypt was $1.47 billion.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of New Orleans; No. 3 Port of Everett, Wash.; No. 4 Port of Houston; and No. 5 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of New Orleans No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of Newark No. 4 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 45.75 percent of Egypt’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 8.45 percent to $483.41 million.
    Exports fell 36.02 percent to $40.63 million. Imports rose 15.84 percent to $442.79 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans fell 32.91 percent to $458.23 million.
    Exports fell 39.88 percent to $392.73 million. Imports rose 120.22 percent to $65.5 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Everett, Wash. totaled $436.49 million.
    Exports totaled $436.49 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Houston fell 10.66 percent to $401.08 million.
    Exports fell 13.38 percent to $338.13 million. Imports rose 7.48 percent to $62.95 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish fell 16.66 percent to $296.11 million.
    Exports fell 14.04 percent to $291.98 million. Imports fell 73.61 percent to $4.14 million.

Egypt ranked No. 46 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 54.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.06 trillion, down 0.14 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.75 percent to $823.61 billion; imports climbed 0.28 percent to $1.24 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $412.15 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $402.47 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Egypt by value through June were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Soybeans; Coal, briquettes; Wheat; and Polymers of vinyl chloride, respectively. They accounted for 51.68 percent of total exports to Egypt.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Egypt –– Gasoline, other fuels; Oil; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; Collectors items of historic or botanic interest; and Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted –– accounted for 51.59 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Egypt:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 615.42 percent compared to last year to $641.98 million.
  • Soybeans fell 25.6 percent compared to last year to $456.88 million.
  • Coal, briquettes rose 11.74 percent compared to last year to $175.86 million.
  • Wheat totaled $162.42 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride rose 12.35 percent compared to last year to $114.85 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Egypt:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 400.13 percent compared to last year to $262.36 million.
  • Oil fell 2.55 percent compared to last year to $237.96 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit rose 18.55 percent compared to last year to $117.53 million.
  • Collectors items of historic or botanic interest rose 3487.55 percent compared to last year to $97.34 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 22.5 percent compared to last year to $75.77 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Egypt recorded $5.62 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; New Orleans; Houston; Atlanta/Savannah; and Norfolk. Total U.S. exports to Egypt were $ 3.98 billion and imports from Egypt were $1.64 billion. The U.S. surplus with Egypt was $2.35 billion.